Be Happy – 5778

  Rav Gideon Weitzman Former Rosh Kollel in Kansas City   Be Happy The custom is to read Kohelet on Shabbat Chol Hamoed Succot (see Masechet Sofrim 14:1) which presents a stark and honest introspective view of life and joy. The choice of this Megillah as the one...

THE ESSENCE OF TESHUVA OUT OF LOVE – 5778

   Rabbi Avi Scharf ormer Rosh Kollel in Cornell University (2000-02) and London (2008-09)   THE ESSENCE OF TESHUVA OUT OF LOVE These thoughts on teshuva are dedicated to the memory of my father-in-law, HaRav Natan Daniel ben Avraham Yitzchak Siegel, who passed...

A Misplaced Fast – 5778

  Rabbi Ilan Goldman Former Rav-Shaliach, Bnei Akiva England   A Misplaced Fast A unique attitude to the years cycle is taught by the Ramchal in Derech Hashem. Every time of year has its special potential and its exclusive light. This light was unveiled in...

Rosh HaShana: Time to Move​ -5778

   Rabbi Yisrael Cohn  Director of Aliyah, Jerusalem Municipality Rosh HaShana: Time to Move​ אמר רבי כרוספדאי אמר רבי יוחנן: שלשה ספרים נפתחין בראש השנה, אחד של רשעים גמורין, ואחד של צדיקים גמורין, ואחד של בינוניים. צדיקים גמורין – נכתבין ונחתמין לאלתר לחיים,...